On January 15, Microsoft officially released the new version of the Edge browser, based on the open-source Chromium project. On that day, the company also announced its plans to make the roll out the new browser automatically to Windows 10 users.
Now, the first phase of this gradual rollout is underway, as Microsoft has announced that the new Edge browser is now starting to roll out to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring. The rollout will continue to expand to everyone in this ring, and at some point, it should be available to the general public. Enterprise and education users won't get the browser automatically, though, at least for now.
Heads-up #WindowsInsiders, we have begun rolling out the new #MicrosoftEdge to the Release Preview ring. See this blog post from @kylealden with more info on Windows Update rollout plans: https://t.co/lLOKhUtnPE— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) February 25, 2020
Of course, if you don't want to wait for it to roll out automatically, you can always download the browser from the official website, and it will still replace the legacy version. Recently, Microsoft rolled out version 80 of the browser, meaning it now runs natively on ARM64 devices like the Surface Pro X. Benchmarks have also shown that the new browser is noticeably faster than the legacy version of Edge.
The next version will naturally be number 81, which was released in the Beta channel last week. That means there are about five more weeks to go until it arrives in the stable channel.